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lostcause1138

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fans or holes?
« on: December 18, 2008, 02:15:26 AM »

will a small hole(s) in the bottom of the fc be enough for air exchange, or is a fan or manually fanning myself mandatory?
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Baphom3t

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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 07:05:07 AM »

Depends on your setup.
For tubs you can use a pc fan , or mannually fan them.
I don't put holes in tubs.

Baph
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psilocybin warrior

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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 04:59:43 PM »

Yep, U  could take a 7$ pc or hd fan and wire it to an old 12 volt charger of some sort and stick it to some PVC stuffed with polyfill plugged into a timer.

PW
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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 10:53:17 AM »

I hear you about holes, Baph. But fanning kind of makes me nervous, too. I'm thinking about using an aquarium air pump with a filter and running it for an hour a day on a timer. They move about 1.3 L/min. Just need 2 holes: inlet for the hose, and outlet hole with a cigarette filter stuck in it.
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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 05:00:39 PM »

Aquarium air pumps are pretty weak IMO, I think a cig filter might be too much for them.

PW
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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 09:02:35 PM »

hey
i am fairly new but check these out. i been running 3 diff FC and two of them i use a small aquariium pump with just a couple of small holes at the top of the FC about 1/4 inch dia.  so far so good.  i just leave them run constantly. btw, i have about 2 inches of perlite in each with about 3/4 inch water.  then the other chamber i have geolite on the bottom and run a tropic aire humidifier air exchanger and that runs constantly and so far that works for me.   good luck
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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 11:55:56 PM »

Thos ellok great man I am jealous!!!! I am trying hard but they dont look like yours.
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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 03:06:36 PM »

If you're going to make holes make 1/4 inch ones like his along the bottom and same size holes on the top with polyfill, if you plan on using perlite as well.

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Re: fans or holes?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 02:15:22 PM »

Gorgeous samples fattrout, so which one of your three FC methods work the best for you?
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Chloroform and a dish towel, yeah that will keep them quiet....